THE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE OF NEW WRITING

Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine that publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the literary new blood.

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THE FUTURE ISSUE
HAS ARRIVED

Our brand new issue is out today, featuring a captivating collection of illustrated short stories and poems that cast us into a divergent future.

MARCH 30TH 2017

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A BIRD

A poem by Zelda Chappel on the transitory nature of life, exploring what it means to find acceptance in loss. Illustration by Simon Prades.

MARCH 28TH 2017

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A SHORT STORY FROM
THE FUTURE ISSUE

Published in our forthcoming seventeenth issue, enjoy an exclusive read of Ruth Bennett's cautionary tale with a twist — The Leaving Party.

MARCH 23RD 2017

EMERGENCY MINTS

A poem by Karen Jane Cannon, inspired by her father’s voyage across the English Channel as a novice sailor. Illustration by Oli Winward.

MARCH 21ST 2017

REVEALING THE COVER
OF THE FUTURE ISSUE

Take a sneaky peek at the cover of our impending issue, The Future Issue, now available to pre-order and launching on April 1st.

MARCH 16TH 2017

WAKE UP TIME

Peter Mortimer's short story sees a salesman receive a shocking revelation when he visits his elderly mother in a care home. Illustration by Burcin Pervin.

MARCH 13TH 2017

THE HALF PRICE SALE

With our forthcoming ‘Future’ issue launching on April 1st, we’re offering up all available issues of Popshot for just £3 plus postage.

MARCH 9TH 2017

ANOTHER COMMON ROOM

Matthew Stoppard's ghostly poem brings the emotional act of accepting a partner's past into a physical reality. Illustration by Sam Pash.

MARCH 7TH 2017

GERALD

A curiously reclusive co-worker maintains a secret of undefined proportions in Lillian Sciberras' short story. Illustration by Aurélie Garnier.

FEBRUARY 27TH 2017

NIGHT TIDE

A poem by Ben Banyard, inspired by observations of homelessness in British towns and city centres. Illustration by Kevin Davis.

FEBRUARY 23RD 2017

THE INGENIUM

Ridden with writer's block, a novelist is shown a vast world of inspiration in Kirstie Smith's magical short story. Illustration by Michael Hirshon.

FEBRUARY 20TH 2017

REFUGEE

Miki Byrne's poem attempts to get inside the hearts and minds of those who are forced from their own countries. Illustration by Podessto.

FEBRUARY 15TH 2017

TRAVEL

A poem by Frankie Kennedy, suggesting that the exploration of fellow humankind is often the greatest form of travel. Illustration by Dave Hänggi.

FEBRUARY 9TH 2017

THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST DO

Kirsty Logan's flash fiction piece celebrates oddity and individuality during those times we most try to hide it. Illustration by Tahel Maor.

FEBRUARY 6TH 2017